- Wednesday, 13 June 2012 23:07
- Staff Reporter | RAIPUR
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Urging to all his Cabinet colleagues, parliamentary secretaries, all Members of Parliament from the State, Members of State Legislative Assembly, presidents and chairmen of District Panchayats and Janpad Panchayats, the Chief Minister also asked them to lead a visionary campaign in their respective areas and support the drive by convincing the people of different strata of the society.
Education is the key to bring positive change in society, Singh opined and added that due to historical, geographical, economical and social reasons of the State and the country, condition of formal education is not up to the mark. But due to continuous efforts of the State Government the situation is getting better with passage of time, he added.
As per the initiative of State Government there is a provision of free education for students of Class I to Class VIII under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and on the same series of campaign Right to Education Act 2009 is an important milestone.
Informing about the success of campaign, Chief Minister claimed that last year around 99 per cent children were enrolled in schools and congratulated officials and employees of School Education Department and public for the grand success of programme.
Aiming to resolve the problems of downtrodden families, the Government has also initiated effective moves by starting midday meal programme, distributing free school uniforms, text books and other necessary items, maintained Singh and informed that in Maoist hit areas Government has started residential schools in Pre-fabricated Structure (pota cabin) near rehabilitation camps. With a motive to keep students in touch of studies, Government has started numerous residential schools across the State, he added.
Cent percent admission of children below 6 years to 14 years in the school will definitely ensure the bright future of children and simultaneously contribute to the progress of nation, expressed Singh.